Sleepyheads Love Cookie Pancakes.

Delicious cookie pancakes are even more fun topped with jam or whipped cream. Here’s the newest way to serve up some fun at breakfast. Turn everybody’s favorite fluffy pancakes into scrumptious Cookie Pancakes. Think of the happy possibilities–Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes, Snickerdoodle Pancakes, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, with aromas guaranteed to get your sleepyheads out of bed and racing to the breakfast table. All you do is add a few fresh ingredients to pancake mix and then get creative. The best news? These cookie pancakes are so delicious, your family can either dress them up with jam or whipped cream, or keep it simple on busy mornings and just grab some to go. Breakfast has never been more fun! Chocolate Chip …

Recipes Cooks Can Trust And Love

Many cookbooks these days are long on dazzle and flash, and short on good recipes that we can instantly trust and love. New York Times best-selling author Phyllis Pellman Good gives us recipes that include ingredients we already have on hand or can easily buy-recipes that are easy, foolproof and will make our families smile. Good’s series of slow-cooker cookbooks, “Fix-It and Forget-It,” sold more than 6 million copies! Now, her new “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Cookbook” (Good Books, $15.95) offers readers even more tried-and-true, welcome-home recipes for stovetop and oven cooking. A collection of more than 675 recipes submitted by at-home cooks from around the country, the “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Cookbook” features mouthwatering favorites such as “10-Minute Meatloaf” and “Frozen …

Planning Helps Make A Party Perfect.

Keep dinner simple. Heat frozen vegetables and precooked smoked sausage together for a complete meal. Parties and family gatherings are popular this time of year. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, graduation, a holiday or the start of your favorite sport’s season, entertaining can be quick, simple, affordable and fun if you plan ahead. • Stock your pantry, refrigerator and freezer with essentials such as precooked, hearty smoked sausage, assorted frozen, refrigerated or boxed side dishes, a variety of vegetables (frozen, fresh or canned), canned or refrigerated soups, and grated cheese for delicious meals in minutes. • Choose recipes you can prepare ahead to spend more time with guests. • Last-minute party? Quick and easy solutions are available to …

Freezable Breakfast Tacos – Easy Breakfast Idea

Looking for a quick and easy way to tackle the breakfast rush? The key to eating a nutritious breakfast is planning ahead. On busy days, it is great to have these in the freezer, ready to microwave and go. 1 dozen eggs ½ cup milk Salt and pepper to taste 1 package frozen hashbrowns 1 pound breakfast sausage 1 jar salsa 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese 8 oz shredded monterey jack cheese 20 flour tortillas medium size You will need parchment paper and ziplock bags for wrapping and freezing. 1. Prepare the hashbrowns according to the package directions. 2. Fry the breakfast sausage. 3. Scramble the eggs with the milk and salt and pepper. 4. Mix the hashbrowns, sausage, and …

COOKING OF GRAINS.

All grains, with the exception of rice, and the various grain meals, require prolonged cooking with gentle and continuous heat, in order to so disintegrate their tissues and change their starch into dextrine as to render them easy of digestion. Even the so-called “steam-cooked” grains, advertised to be ready for use in five or ten minutes, require a much longer cooking to properly fit them for digestion. These so-called quickly prepared grains are simply steamed before grinding, which has the effect to destroy any low organisms contained in the grain. They are then crushed and shredded. Bicarbonate of soda and lime is added to help dissolve the albuminoids, and sometimes diastase to aid the conversion of the starch into sugar; …

Cooking For Beginners

We all have to start somewhere. Whether you are a young person at home with your parents who can teach you, or are a bachelor or bachelorette out on their own for the first time, the art of cooking is more than microwave dinners. First thing to know is you’re not going to need to start with a full course turkey dinner with all the trimmings. You can start with simple step by step recipes of the easier variety. For beginners working with a recipe that’s simple is a good start and as a beginner, you will want to make sure you are following the directions precisely; this isn’t’ the time to experiment or improvise. You will have plenty of …

Collectible Cookie Jars As A Home Based Business

I doubt there are any kids out there in this world, who do no like eating cookies. Dunking cookies in milk is synonymous with snacking and children. During my childhood, some fifty or so years ago, cookies meant the heavenly things that grandma used to bake every afternoon. Today, when time is of paramount importance, cookies are usually found in grocery stores, ready to eat. Collectible Cookie Jars Today During my days, cookies were baked and if any were left (which was extremely rare) were stored in beautiful large, transparent, glass cookie jars. After my grandmother’s demise, the cookie jars almost disappeared from our kitchen shelves. What replaced them were ready-made cookie jars of all shapes and sizes. One day, …

Ode To Delicious Chinese Fortune Cookies

Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved Chinese fortune cookies. I think it has as much to do with the associations I have with them as with their actual flavor. I used to love going to the Chinese restaurant with my parents. I loved everything about it. I loved the little ornamental lamps and Buddhist statues around the place, I loved the murals with dragons and warriors on them, but most of all I loved the food. I loved everything – cashew chicken, almond boneless chicken, sweet and sour pork – if it was on the Chinese restaurant menu, I would eat it. Chinese fortune cookies seemed like a perfect end to a perfect evening. There is …

Chef John Folse On How To Cook Delicious Shrimp

Famous Louisiana Chef John Folse is a man with a deep, warm voice. And when he speaks about Louisiana food, there’s no doubt where his heart is. “Eating in Louisiana is a religion; it’s not just about nutrition,” Chef Folse says. “It’s an in-gathering; it’s celebratory; it’s a prayer of thanks for all we’ve been blessed with from the swamp.” John Folse grew up just east of the Atchafalaya Swamp and lost his mother as a young boy. His father raised six boys and two girls as a single parent. One of the things Mr. Folse felt he needed to teach his children was to be good cooks. And their first lesson was that only the freshest foods yield their …

Looking for something a little different to send as a gift this year?

Instead of looking thorough the various options in traditional flower arrangements you might want to consider Cookies by Design. This company merges the best of both worlds. You not only have a beautiful presentation that will be admired, you also have an edible treat to enjoy at your leisure. The general concept is to bring together edible treats with visually appealing bouquets. While many of us like to receive fresh flowers, nearly everyone loves to receive fresh baked goods. The Cookies by Design Company arranges the baked goods to give the feel of a real bouquet. It just doesn’t get better than that. Cookies by Design has a ton of ideas for your special occasion. There are traditional cookie arrangements …

Cookies And Kids

I don’t know what it is but there are some smells that bring back fond memories and one of them is the whiff of a freshly baked cookie. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth and can actually survive without cakes or chocolates but once I am hit by that cookie smell I am taken to a warm and wonderful place. I want to enjoy the cookie all on my own and find myself a quiet place with a cup of my favourite coffee and prepare to be in heaven. It isn’t just eating a freshly baked cookie that is enjoyable but making them can be very satisfying too. Cookie baking can be great fun if you have young kids …

When I was a little kid, the cookie jar was one of the centers of my world.

My parents had an heirloom cookie jar that was always put up on top of the refrigerator. My parents liked to give us treats every now and then from it, but they were pretty health-conscious people. They wanted to stop us from having cookies on our own, fearing that as kids we would not know when to stop. Looking back on it, they certainly were right. Cookie jars are such an irresistible source of temptation for kids, especially when they are well decorated like this one was. It was a pretty cookie Christmas jar, decorated with pine trees, red ribbons, and even an image of Santa Claus and his sleigh riding around the rim of the jar. I think that …

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Looking for good school fundraiser? Cookie dough sales are an easy moneymaker. What is a cookie dough fundraiser? The basic concept is the same as all order taker fundraisers. You equip your sellers with a brochure, an order form, and a basic sales script. Your group does catalog sales of a three-pound tub of cookie dough. Average retail price is $10 per three-pound tub. The dough comes in a wide variety of flavors, including some that are sugar free. Some suppliers are now offering the dough in pre-sliced packages to further simplify the baking process. Others are offering it in a dry mix that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. All you do is add water, mix by hand, and you …

Cookie Decorating Book – Learn the art of decorating

Cookies are delicious to eat and can be eaten any time of the day. Why not try making delicious cookies all by yourself. Today there are different types of cookie decorating book that can help you prepare delicious and yummy cookies. These books provide you with not only mouth watering recipes but also different ways of decorating your cookie. Everyone likes to eat cookie especially children who may love to eat every day. Don’t you want to give tasty and decorated cookies to them or have it yourself? This book gives a different look to your cookies that attracts the attention of your guest. Moreover the tips provided in this book are simple and easy to understand. Cook decorating book …

Cook Eggs, Don’t Boil

Chopped, sliced or wedged, hard-cooked eggs are the basis of egg salad and add protein and a happy glow to tossed and composed salads and casseroles. Chopped yolks and whites comprise Eggs Goldenrod and Polonaise Sauce. Whole hard-cooked eggs become comforting, familiar deviled eggs or zingy, newly rediscovered pickled eggs. Simply sprinkled with an herb or more fancily coated in sausage for Scotch eggs, hard-cooked eggs are nature’s own hand-held snack food. With a supply of hard-cooked eggs on hand, you’re ready for almost any meal occasion. Hard-cooked eggs are often incorrectly called hard-boiled eggs. Yes, the cooking water must come to a boil. But, you’ll get more tender, less rubbery eggs without a green ring around the yolk and …

Grill Your Steak The Right Way

No matter what you preference in a steak, maintaining good moisture should always be your goal. When searching for a good cut of beef, look for a cut with good consistent marbling. Fat equals flavor so very low fat content in meat will tend to dry it out and have much less flavor. You should not have to coat a great piece of meat with sauce just to get flavor, in fact you should avoid using a sauce at all. You want to see visible grains of fat running through the meat but not large pieces of fat. If you do see larger pieces simply trim them off. As you cook your steak the fat will melt and naturally tenderize …